Following recent allegations by Angry Midwesterner of The 12 Angry Men Blog, Obama aides have issued a recent press statement confirming their candidate’s committment to Cthulu’s return. “Senator Obama rejects any allegations that he is insufficiently committed to the return of Cthulu and the Great Old Ones,” the press release notes. “The claims from the Clinton campaign, and their proxy, Angry Midwesterner, that Senator Obama opposes Cthulu’s return are unconscionable. As the Senator clearly stated this morning, `Let me make this blunt: The stars are right for his return.’ While Senator Obama has yet to advance to the level in the Cult which would entitle him to a cloak of pure darkness like Senator Clinton, he says with confidence, `Cthulhu fhtagn.'”

The Campus Crusade for Cthulu, a pro-R’lyeh student organization, immediately applauded Senator Obama’s move. Miskatonic University Crusade spokesman Auggie Derleth noted, “We were all more or less Obama supporters anyway, so this announcement is great news. Now the world knows that Obama isn’t a Muslim, but rather he awaits the day when `the secret priests would take great Cthulhu from His tomb to revive His subjects and resume His rule of earth’ as Old Castro hath spoken. Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn!”